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the white house won't deliver its own budget in time and still wants to raise more taxes. we're about to hear a response from a republican house member. >>> that's not all. fed chief ben bernanke is saying it must raise the debt ceiling and that the fed is going to keep buying bonds for now. on this one-month anniversary of the heinous, awful newtown shootings, the sheriff comes out in favor of banning assault weapons. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, president obama slams the republicans. he says no gimmick, no magic coins. just the plain old standoff on the debt ceiling. who is gonna blink first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dollar for dollar spending cuts to be matched with an increase in the debt ceiling. the president said i'll negotiate with you, but not over the debt ceiling. he simply is not going to allieu republicans to take th
's at the top of the hour, you do not want to miss it. now to taxes and what we're calling many state by state tax revolt. five states are looking to eliminate state income taxes for people and corporations, they are louisiana, kansas, north carolina, oklahoma, and nebraska. if you wouldn't know it, the governor of nebraska, david henman is here and he's going to explain. thanks for joining us this morning. all of a sudden, did these states have the same epiphany or the same realization that there's only way to get the local economies going and that would be to change their taxes? >> well, i would tell you, charles, we have all looked at the economy that we're competing in, which is worldwide, and we know we need to be more tax competitive. i want to create more jobs in this state, our state, for citizens and higher paying jobs and the way to do that is to have lower income tax rates and corporate rates and in our particular case, i'm proposing the complete elimination of the income tax and the corporate tax rate. we do that by repealing some of the sales tax exemptions that we've granted over
, of course, in the middle east. but up first, the biggie, taxes. here's christine romans. >> reporter: the challenge, tax reform. for the first time in 20 years, taxes are going up for the rich. they'll pay a higher top marginal income tax rate, higher taxes on dividends and capital gains and a higher estate tax rate, but it could have been worse. >> i think that the wealthy got off pretty easily here. there's a modest tax increase for the very wealthiest in the society, very tiny percentage. i frankly think that there are more taxes coming and they will bite deeper into the middle-class. >> reporter: in fact, two-thirds of americans will pay higher taxes in 2013. the tax fight for the middle-class comes from the end of the payroll tax cut, a temporary tax break that wasn't renewed in the fiscal cliff deal. >> the irs tax code is still a nightmare. it's too complex. too costly, and too unfair. >> reporter: both sides say they're open to simplifying the tax code. more than 70,000 pages in 2012. the u.s. government gives away more than a trillion dollars a year in tax breaks, but republ
taxes as the most important issues facing american small businesses and that's double the response for any other issue. the next two were government and relagz. in other news, walmart will announce a plan to hire every veteran that applies for a job. the only requirement? the vets need to have retired from the military within the last year. >>> the house will begin to debate on a $51 billion plan for superstorm sandy victims. more than 90 amendments will be filed by friday. earlier this month, lawmakers approved $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims from the storm. the senate is expected to pick up whatever legislation the house approves, but things are getting testy at this point. you are talking about over 75 days i believe at some point since the storm actually came through. governor chris christie of new jersey has been making harsh comments about how you will not expect in the past of seeing any of the representatives from this area of the country who were voting down bill toes help aide flood and victims in iowa. he doesn't want to see breaking down into you scratch
contra costa. >> county fire officials say the defeat of a parcel tax last november leaves them no option. >> in oakland, police overwhelmed by a wave of gang killings. today the chief told us what he needs to turn the tide. and in marin county, a first=ever gun buyback program runs into an unexpected hitch. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.empty fire stations in >> pam: empty fire stations contra costa county tonight. with not enough money in the budget - four fire-houses are now shut down. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - j-r stone is live where community members are expressing their concern. but, first grant lodes is standing by at the big board. to show us which areas are affected. grant? >> four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. kron four's j-r stone is live tonight in >> there is a community meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. directly b
case or hurt his cause? we will get reaction. dagen: and intimate the state income tax. one governor laid out his case, and wayne rogers likes the idea. top of the hour, nicole petallides is covering it for you o on the floor of the new yk stock exchange. nicole: the market is likely to the downside. the trend has been the major market averages are not too far off the unchanged line. see the dog over the unchanged line 50 times in one day is not unusual to see that, however the trend had been to the upside looking like nine trading weeks we have seen the s&p 500 now hovering around the five year highs. dow jones industrials as well and the nasdaq composite as well. intel weighing on the major averages, you can see down 6.25%. if you took out intel out of the dow, the dow would be flat right now. they came up with profits that were disappointing, weak outlook. not good news for intel weighing on the major averages, but technology in general. back to you. dagen: forget about washington. our next guest says stop talking about it, investors should be focused on making money in the econom
of state services like health and welfare, a limit on property taxes, plus republican legislators' refusal to raise taxes created a dilemma in the world's ninth largest economy. with budget cuts coming like clock work, the state's college and university systems declined in offerings and in reputation. schools suffered cutbacks in personnel and programs. services for the poor were trimmed by $15 billion since 2008. state workers were furloughed. then in 2010, promising to use his long honed political skills to fix the state, jerry browne, a democrat, was elected governor. 30 years after he held the job in the '70s. he faced a $26 billion deficit and started making more cuts and changes like transferring inmates from the state's overcrowded prisons to county jails and closing down local redevelopment agencies using the money for the state budget. meanwhile, the economy started to improve in fits and starts bringing in more tax revenue. but it all wasn't enough. brown proposed to california voters a measure to raise income taxes on the wealthy and sales taxes for everybody. to the feun of $5.
because he's not going to do that. asking barack obama to not be a big spending high taxing liberal liberal, this is what we'll do we'll pass a year-long continuing resolution or national security, we'll pass a very short term continuing resolution for the department of labor, the department of housing and urban development, the department of the interior. there are dozens of places you can dramatically change spending without having to get involved in general crisis over the u.s. debt. >> mr. speaker i want to get your take on gun control, because as you know vice president biden is going to be delivering some 19 different recommendations to the president. also there is some controversy over the fact that the nra released a new itunes app that offers shooting practice and can be for children ages 4 years old plus. what do you think about that? >> we're having the discussions about gun control, over 500 people were killed in chicago last year the president's hometown. vice president biden doesn't want to go there, i'm trying to get the house to hold hearings
on your debt. well we have 2 1/2 trillion dollars coming into the treasury every year in tax revenue. we can use that tax revenue to pay the interest on our debt. therefore, we will not default. all this talk about being a deadbeat nation, that belies the fact that we have never, and will never default on our obligations. the obligation being to pay the interest on the debt. we're not a deadbeat nation and we're not going to default, period. yes. period. martha: comes down to the big question whether or not you will cut spending in order to not default on your debt. and that brings us to a larger question or one of the larger questions, which is whether or not we will be downgraded if we don't become more responsible with our spending? >> interesting you should raise that issue, martha, because 45 minutes ago, fitch, the ratings agency said, if we have another delay in raising this debt ceilingsing, if we have this political standoff again just like we had in 2011, fitch says we may be downgraded. his name is david reilly. he is managing director at fitch and he said if it is just like 2
give a tax credit to any one who would turn in what lawmakers are calling an assault weapon and also another measure aimed at creating the overall bigger picture of mass violence. >> at the news conference the president accused republicans of trying to collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the u.s. economy. they are demanding more spending cuts before they agree to raise the nation's debt ceiling. the debt ceiling is announcing the amount of money the states can borrow. today the president responded to some republicans who say they are willing to shut down the government if the president doesn't back down. ultimately congress makes decisions about whether or not we spend money and keep the government open. if they decide they want to shut down the government in order to get their way they have the votes in the house of representatives to do that. i think that would be a mistake. >> john boehner responded the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending statement. wendell, a government shut down, is that something that really mig
to be uninsured. you're not going to have that option because when you file your taxes, you'll have to attach proof that you are in a government-mandated plan. >> gretchen: wow. >> so if you earn too much to be eligible for medicaid, you will have to go shop on the state health insurance exchanges. >> gretchen: so these health insurance exchanges, a lot of this is rolling out now. >> they'll be open in october. and most people have never heard of these. but they're like an 800 number, a web site, and a dmv type office. and they only sell the government man-dated plan. it's like going to a dealership that sells four door sedans. >> gretchen: they dictate what you're going to get. i thought obamacare was supposed to give you a choice? >> no, there really will be no choice. there will be bronze, silver, gold and platinum. but they all have the same coverage. only the co-pays differ. section 1311 puts the federal government in charge of your health care fort first time, even if you have a private plan you paid for yourself. the secretary of health and human services can still dictate what doctors
in an unprecedented move he is reportedly turning his releblgs campaign into a tax exempt group to push his second term agenda. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us live on this. >> for obama campaign staff and supporters will be gathered in washington this coming sunday. it will be a reunion of sorts. but also they will witness the launch of this new group at an event dubbed the obama legacy conference. according to a report on the web site poll lit co the pro obama organization will be a 501 c 3 a nonprofit for the legislative battle. it will be over debt, deficit, gun control immigration reform leading the organization will be jim macina who will take over the cash of 5.3 million and use it for discreet coalition of the policy battles. it is the most sophisticated in modern times in the use of multi targeting data. vice president giend who hazel lewded to a presidential run of his own spoke about a grass-roots approach in his announcement yesterday as conference as mayor. >> we are going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we are going to take it beyond that. we are goin
, calling for new revenues and 30% believe tax hikes are needed now and support for the president's position there ended. stuart: excellent, well, not excellent, but thanks for the informati information. [laughter] >> thanks for the information, scott rasmussen, good stuff. time for the gold report, where are we this morning? the dow is down 30. we see gold up 9 bucks, 1679 is where we are for gold. lance armstrong comes clean and he says he wants to compete again and he might rat out others to do it? whoa. sandra smith, brian, they're here, will they forgive, forget, and give him a second chance? i would not, but would they? that's next. ♪ at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad ♪ >> and that's-- well, lance armstrong admit today what many people speculated for many years, he lied and cheated. the seven time tour de france winner, stripped
as it comes with curbing loopholes and tax reductions for wealthier individuals. congress should just do it. back to you. connell: let's bring in dylan glenn. former advisor to george w bush. rich said that republicans have reasons for not having this meeting today. the president is standing back and think i am not negotiating on this and the republicans are all over the map. >> i do not think that this is a big deal. i do not see that as a big issue. what is coming out of this weekend retreat is far more important. connell: i would like to be a fly on the wall for that. >> also what is important is to remember how we got here. he has run trillion dollar deficits for the past four years of his administration. you have to pass a budget in the united states senate. he will be doing his sort of constitution getting a budget up to the congress. this is a challenge. we have to have a clear look at how we can reduce spending in this country. connell: whenever the limit is actually reached and it is not raised. then you start to play the political blame game. pay some bills and not others. though
nothing to do with our inability to govern our own spending and taxes. but anytime one tries to hold it, that is when it is wrong. whatever you want to call it, when you have a moral and constitutional obligation you shouldn't mix it up with things you want to do politically. i come back to you, there is the see quester that was done in late 2011. and on top of that, we have to have a continuing resolution to let the government run. my suggestion is that you give yourself time to get that done. >> maybe we can rise beyond some of our constituentsys which are screaming in our ears don't compromise. >> maybe you can change the order that these fall. if you want to line up where you are spendingwise. but i have to disagree with my buddy charlie and i think the moral obligation here and the way that you keep us from being downgraded how do we tell the markets that we are doing something to tell the debt curve what it is about to do to the country. >> if it looks like you are trying to parcel out, there are 80 million payment accounts in the american government and you are rying to give out
not want to do it. he actually does want to negotiate on spending and tax reform. what he does not want to do is have that take place when the republican position on the debt takes the economy hostage. that is off the table. i think the president is smart to be firm and clear on that. next time it would be democrats if we had a republican president. ashley: would you agree, i know it is out of your area, but the senate has not passed a budget in four years now. would you agree with republicans that it is not the way to go and i could, in fact, be breaking the law without i do agree with them. we actually have not passed the budget. i am with them on this concern about our inability to actually do the basic work that a legislature must do. ashley: i know bernanke, timothy geithner, rating agencies and many more states what is the point of a debt ceiling? we routinely raise it anyway. what is the purpose? >> there is no purpose. the debt ceiling has become a device for fiscal irresponsibility. republicans and democrats both dated. senator obama voted against the debt ceiling increase. if
about now closing more loopholes and that means higher taxes. we don't know on who, but he would not specify any specific spending reductions and refusing to negotiate with the house republicans on the issue of the debt ceiling. lou, an interesting couple of months. looking forward to it. >> megyn: all right. thank you, sir. >> thanks, megyn. >> megyn: with the president refuse to go negotiate on that debt ceiling, it's coming and we're going to hit it and there's going to be a real question what we will do. he negotiated the last time and suddenly says he doesn't want to negotiate anymore and the republicans have drawn a line in the sand when it comes to these spending cuts, saying, if we don't see a dollar for dollar spending cut in the amount you want to raise the debt ceiling, there's no deal. what kind of progress can we hope for here? our political panel debates that coming up in our next hour. now to another big debate playing out in washington over the obama administration's efforts to overhaul the nation's gun laws. we heard some of that this morning. here is the preside
the republicans stand for, small government, low taxes, growth. there are other conservative voices calling for a broader base, rain in the right and make a direct appeal to women and minorities, retreat on social issues like gay marriage, abortion, legalize marijuana, they want compromise, at reach, inclusion and a smaller voice on contentious issues. personally i think conservatives should change the tone. enter over the election turns people off. name-calling is a loser. smile, persuade. a party of growth and optimism will surely have its place in the sun. all right, we're going to talk more about the direction of the gop in a moment but we have this breaking news. the federal reserve has released a load of documents from several closed-door meetings that it had in 2007 as the financial crisis was just getting rolling. among the in relation being released, the minutes from three emergency sessions that the fed at a time when the economy was i'm going to say, adding. there could be some dramatic exchanges, how often insiders says there had to be embarrassing stuff in there. if there wasn'
more. you do not want to miss lou dobbs coming up with his take of the situation as well. lori: one tax stock or company helping you file your tax returns is hitting a 52-week high. is there more upside the head? melissa: and retirement age racing. they plan to increase the retirement age to 70. a look at metals as we head out to break. gold trading higher by half a percentage point. copper leading the way from a percentage point of view. we will be right back. melissa: as with every 15 minutes, let's check the market. nicole is watching. nicole: i am, indeed. this is a name that has headlines and number one performer in the s&p 500 today. stellar performance, up 9.5%. there is quite a bit going on with cbs. they're turning their north and south american outdoor advertising divisions, putting some billboard divisions up for sale. one analyst says a split could unload asset values between 5,000,000,006,000,000,000. here is a one-year chart that shows you how well they set up for the one-year period the tenure charge shows how we went through the crisis. recouped all those losses and stil
stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head of the american people. as you know, joe, republicans are saying they're not going to increase the debt c
's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on wealthiest americans. >> sean: gun at the head of the american people and republicans hostage takers and mr. president, comments like that are responsible for the gridlock in washington and whether or not mr. president, you like to believe it, you're to blame. and with us, stuart varney and co-host of "the five", dana perino, it never stops. >> at least he's consistent? good point. >> there are -- when there's a saying, you know, don't believe your own hype. i also think that in some ways presidents should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done. that wasn't always possible and people didn't always agree with him, but that was a bert approach and got more d
middle class taxpayers were invited to the white house before a presidential speech on extending tax rates. >>> conservative media mogul rupert murdoch offered his thoughts on twitter. hopefully we'll get real actions on guns tomorrow, not some stage-managed stunt. >>> new york is the first state to tighten the gun control laws in the aftermath of newtown. andrew cuomo signed a wide-ranging bill last night. the package includes an expansion of the state's existing ban on assault weapons and lit limits gun magazines to seven rounds and requires mental health professionals to consider patients that are a possible threat. >> let's at least learn from what's happened. let's at least be able to say yes we went through terrible situations. but we saw, we learned, we responded and we acted and we're doing something about it. we're not victims. we can strike back. we can defend ourselves. but we're going to do it intelligently and we're going to do it prudently and we're going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people and n. society. >> new york's law comes despite the nati
they spend, they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, new jersey. 61 cents. connecticut, 69 cents. new york, 79 cents. in kansas, they might say look, you guys are loading off us every year. you get $1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back? isn't this a chance to give it to them? >> i don't know what those numbers are but everybody is getting back more than they send in because 40 cents out of every dollar that's spent in washington, d.c., whether it's relief aid or for any other purpose, is borrowed. what we're trying to do here is make certain if we're going to spend $50 billion or $40 billion or $10 billion, it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until 2015, why do they have to rush it through. there is going to be pork items in this bill, no question. smithsonian, numerous other places have nothing to do with disaster relief. that's what happens around here far too often. that's what i'm concerned about is when we're borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar, w
they look at it this way, for every dollar they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, 61 cents, new jersey. new york 79 cents. in kansas mayim bialik say you are loading off of us every year. you get 1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back. >> i don't know what those numbers are. we have an america that everyone is getting more than they send in. 40 cents of every dollar back in washington, d.c. for relief aid or any other purposes is borrowed. what we are trying to do if you are going to spend 50, 40 billion or $10 it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until 2015 why rush it through? there's going to be pork items, smithsonian and other places have nothing to do with disaster relief and that what happens around here too often. when we borrow 40 cents out of every dollar make sure it gets to those who need it and there are millions of americans in need. >> the congressman when he mentioned the drought affects you in kansas. there's a drought according to the agricul
taxes up to the level where you fund the promises that we've already made. the entitlements that we've already made and the guarantees we've made, they just want to raise taxes on somebody. i don't know who, to the point where we never actually reform medicare, medicaid or social security. >> the question i want to ask him, is there ever a time that he's making, is it now given where we are in the economy? >> well, the question is, you put in a hundred and you take out 400 in medicare and the government covers 300. >> and it makes no sense. >> well, no, but there are people that think that the government's roll is to provide that 300. and so we should raise taxes to the point where you -- it doesn't matter that you -- >> right. >> it doesn't matter. that is the redistribution. >> that's the agal tearan notion or the equality, the fairness in outcome. >> i'll give it to him. we'll ask the question. >> i just hope you got fired up watching lance. >> i'm fired up watching lance. i'm fired up for that interview. >> i can tell he hurt you. i could tell from when you were over there, you
million r tax adjustment and $376 million from something and $700 million from reduced mortgage loan loss. jamie dimon said challenges still exist but as we look forward to 2013 -- let me finish this thought, we look forward -- we remain optimistic. we're committed to doing our part to speed the recovery of the housing market and we continue to see favorable credit conditions across our wholesale loan portfolios. at first blush. go ahead, andrew. introduce chris. >> chris whalen is here to respond to these numbers. i'm here to say they also put out on their website today. what do you make of these numbers? >> similar to welles making up a lot of earnings numbers with cost cutting, very important. a little light on revenue, i think the story of most banks going into 2013. my guess is interest margins continuing to squeeze because of the fed. >> that's not going to get better. >> the benefit from the fed has gone by on net and tt an alarmi rate and the time's gone >> what's your thoughts on loan growth. >> as jamie said he's trying hard to put on assets, everyone in the industry is. but wit
many workers were surprised to see higher payroll taxes in the first paycheck of the year. it shrank take home earnings bys by 2% or more. a temporary cut in social security and medicare taxes expired as part of the fiscal cliff compromise. >>> and sunny california has turned into shivering california. frost and freezing temperatures are blanketing the state for the fourth night in a row. so far, citrus growers say they protected their crops using water and heaters. no significant crop damage is reported. overnight temperatures in los angeles over the weekend were in the 30s and in the 20s near san francisco. that's why everybody was cold. >> and we were >>> that's why i love the weather. it's always strange. and it is very cold out there right now. in fact, chilly temperatures in the bay area in the 20s and the 30s. we're currently under a freeze warning at this time. nice and clear. that cold air setting overhead freeze warnings up in many of the valleys. temperatures these numbers in the 20s and 30s. by the afternoon, highs only expected to be in the 40
considered, as we take you back out here live, higher fares and even tax measures. but again a lot of people taking bart this morning. a lot of people heading for the door. let's take a live look at our traffic this morning. sal, how is it looking? >>> it's not too bad. people are taking bart. the bart system does look good right now. no major delays reported by them. let's take a look at some of the roads. highway 4, we had an earlier crash at the willow pass off ramp. it did not affect highway 4 too much. people couldn't really see it off the freeway. no major problems. there is slowing in antioch this morning. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it has been backed up for about a 20-minute late, maybe agent bit more than that now. eight kind of crowded. once on the bridge it does look good into the city. 85 and 280 or slow. the pa minutes remark traffic looks -- peninsula, traffic looks snake on 101 and 280 -- looks good on 101 and 280. >>> san jose has had a little bit of a breeze this morning. looks like it's tailing off. that's allowing temperatures to drop. i tried to put together a whole bu
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tax reform. but what he's not willing to negotiate and he should not noer negotiate is over whether the congress pays for the bills. the congress is saying if we don't make the changes the way they want to, they're threatening to tank the united states economy. again, the debt ceiling, it is really important that people understand, this is not about expanding your capacity to start new government programs. this is paying for bill that is are already due and owing so not paying it would be like, tamron, you and i buying stuff on the credit card and then deciding after we bought that stuff we are not going to pay for it. if the united states does that, it will tank our credit rating and economy and make any discussion of what would happen going over the fiscal cliff look like child's play. that's why the president said, look, he is not going to allow the american economy to be held hostage in that way. he is absolutely prepared to continue to negotiate ways to reduce our budget deficit and that's exactly what we should be doing but we shouldn't be doing it under the threat, the republ
at their check. i guess it was last week, when they saw the big cut in the social security payroll tax. it was a jump. you have less money now. so many things are affected unfortunately. coming into february, here we are again going to be with spending cuts going to kick in officially. all of this will affect unfortunately the markets. it will be a little rough. the economy is fragile. don't get a deal, jenna. you're looking at recession. fitch knows that. investors know that. we're watching it here at fox business. a little rough. jenna: all right. those are the stakes, recession or not. we'll watch this very closely over next couple weeks. cheryl, thank you. >> you bet. jon: after weeks of delay, secretary of state hillary clinton will testify on capitol hill about the benghazi attack on january 23rd. the secretary will face some tough questions from the house foreign affairs committee about the assault in september that left four americans dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. miss clinton was set you would to testify last month but she suffered a concussion falling during i
to be about 5 to 7% lower, meaning those people in the exchange that needed a subsidy would take fewer tax dollars and it is also estimated that it would serve as an anchor, because there's competition, to bring down the cost of health care, even in the private sector as well. >> when is the government -- when is the government ever done that? with george bush's plan, you were critical and had a right to be for prescription drug benefit. the argument ises that it would drive down the cost of those drugs. if anything they have soared since that benefit came in because the government cannot act as a source of even buying in bulk for cutting prices. >> that's exactly right. and in fact i'm also supportive of legislation that would allow medicare, just leak the veterans administration to negotiate with the manufacturers, the drug companies, for lower drug prices. and i guess the point is that there are -- >> it doesn't work. didn't work in the case of drug prescriptions. if you were to expand this to care, what -- >> no, no. >> what is the chance you would get more bang for the buck? >> here's
thing to vote against it when you're squandering a bill clinton surplus on tax cuts for those who don't need tax cuts pre-2008. it is another thing when you're trying to climb out of a recession. >> that's exactly right. there is a lot of misunderstanding about the debt ceiling. most americans think the debt ceiling is congress giving itself permission to spend more money. when they understand it is about do we default on our bills they say what? you're not going to pay your bills? that's what the debt ceiling is about. one of the things i advocated was the restoration of the gephardt rule that said when congress voted for a budget, let's say it voted for the iraq war that cost a trillion dollars, then at the moment that they voted for that program the debt ceiling would be adjusted up or down to reflect the budget they just voted for. that's what most americans would do. so this debt ceiling is all about hypocrisy. it is all about pretending that we have an option about paying our bills. by the way, a lot of the bills we have to pay are things i was adamantly opposed to. i didn't wan
tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguration, he is back in the brew of a fight over the debt and the fight over the gun legislation that he wants so it's a pretty toxic atmosphere here. >> you covered both terms of the second bush -- of the bush administration. what is the hard reality of a second term for a president? >> time moves quickly. you feel good. you put in the people you want. you have a different attitude of what you can accomplish. you don't have to run. you don't have to campaign anymore, and realize the window is short. the president's got big goals whether it's energy, immigration and he's in the trench warfare yet with republicans with a series of big stand 1y5u6s coming up, starting with the debt ceiling. all of this about the budget which could quickly overtake the second term. >> david gregory, thanks very much. i want to let folks know, tomorrow morning on "meet the press," david will be joined by senator chuck schumer of new york, head of th
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of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, tax fraud and filing false tax returns. it's alleged nagin took flat-out cash kickbacks from city contractors. he ran as a reformer, even in the long history of corrupt government officials in new orleans, this federal indictment is a first. some time ago, ray nagin left new orleans and moved to dallas, texas. >>> more bad news for boeing after the faa grounded all their 787 dreamliners while they investigate some onboard problems. boeing has now suspended deliveries of the aircraft to customers. this has been a huge blow to the big seattle manufacturer, because of what the 787 means in their fight for market share with airbus of europe. boeing has nearly 800 orders for new dreamliners in these coming few years. >>> in washington tonight, with our latest polling showing the gop at its lowest approval rating in years, there are indications the party is trying to avoid being seen as obstructionist in this coming fight over the debt ceiling. in a big shift today, house republicans said they will vote to lift the limit for three months, but on the conditi
different visions. a republican said, you know what, we didn't win that fiscal cliff battle, we raised taxes, we didn't want to do it, now this has got to be all about spending cuts and you have the president saying, no, it is going to be about raising the debt ceiling, then we can talk about some kind of grand bargain. but you have to get over the speed bump, brooke. and i just -- >> hang on a second. you used two words -- gloria borger, you're saying grand bargain? is that -- ali velshi, let me ask you that, grand bargain, is that in our lexicon anymore? >> yeah, i don't even know if bargain is a possibility. gloria knows the politics of this better than i do. the -- somebody asked the question at the press conference, the president said he's not negotiating on this, but you said that about increasing taxes, the last debt limit. i don't know where you go from here politically. i only know economically the market will act as an enforcer and interest rates will act as an enforcer if you don't get it right. how you get a deal, that's above my pay grade. >> and, brooke, the real problem here,
. the republicans need to be able to run against barack obama as the tax and spend liberal who keeps plunging us into debt. this would allow them to do that and still not blow up the economy. i mean, the only thing here that we know for certain is that they are going to raise the debt limit. they're going to do it. they know it. we know it. it's just a matter of how messy it's going to be before that. the way that you know republicans many my opinion are not serious, where is their list of things? if spending is such a horrible thing and we have a spending problem, not a debt problem, show us your list. what is it you would like to cut? let's see it. the last time they showed it to us, it was the ryan plan to destroy medicare and turn it into a voucher, and then they ran away from that during the presidential campaign when they should have been showing it off. if they're so into cutting the deficit and they think spend issing the problem, show it off. let's see what you got. they don't want to do it. >> what i don't understand about this is why if you believe that ultimately they're going to hav
playing close to $300,000 in sales taxes. >>> students at university of vermont should not bring bottled water when they return to campus because the school banned its sale for environmental reasons. they are the largest public university to prohibit bottled water on campus. >>> to wall street, the dow opens at 13,507 after adding 18 yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq are both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang sell fell 31. nas dam and s&p slipped monday thanks to worries apple has gone sour. shares of the tech titan dipped below $500 for the first time in one year after reports the company cut orders for iphone parts due to weak demand. after the bell ben bernanke praised washington's fiscal cliff deal which he said probably would have caused a recession this year but cautioned, quote, we are not out of the woods yet. >>> a troubling new report finds more than one in four workers are dipping into retirement funds to keep up with their current bills. apparently folks in their 40s are most likely to do this. >>> some good news on the housing front. new numbers show home p
the greatest news for those without a job, but there was good news for the german tax man. >> absolutely. the government has been able to reach its budget plans earlier than expected. the new debt load has been lower than expected, and this has been very good news, although the government also lowered its forecast for the economy, but here at the financial markets, people are more or less happy about the fact that the german economy will be able to avoid a recession. >> let's move on to corporate news then. record sales at s.a.p. we heard today. >> very good numbers. surprisingly good numbers coming from the sales side, but the profits went down because s.a.p. had to do some big investments, buying new technology, and investors have been very disappointed. shares are down by more than 12% on the frankfurt floor, but also the market is down in general. the dax loses 1% at the moment. the euro stoxx 50 is down by 0.75%, waiting for wall street, opening up significantly lower, and the dollar -- the euro is also significantly down. and at air berlin is to cut 900 jobs in the next two years.
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